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First Friday 6th October 2014

First Friday 6th October 2014

The Wolf And Hound from 5.30-8pm

Our Welcome Back First Friday event of the school year is on Friday, October 3rd at The Wolf and Hound, 3617 W Broadway at Alma St.  Join us for us for a drink and conversation to decompress after the crazy first week in school. Welcome new grad students and reconnect with friendly faces :>  Everyone is welcome (especially grad students and their equivalents in other faculties). Check out the event page on Facebook.

Location: The Wolf and Hound
Address: 3617  West Broadway (Between Dunbar and Alma) (99 bus from campus goes straight there!)

First Friday 4th April 2014

The Cove from 6-8pm

We will be hosting our monthly First Friday casual social for queer grad students and post docs this Friday at The Cove.  Come and join us for a drink or two and socialize with queer students and researchers from across the university.  If you haven’t checked us out before, it’s a great way to meet new people in a casual, non-intimidating environment.  Look for the rainbow flags, or call Alex at 604-354-0536 if you can’t find us.  Note: we are trying a new location because of over-crowding at our usual place.

Location: The Cove
Address: 3681 West 4th Avenue (@ Alma)
Date: Friday April 4th, 2014
Time: 6:00pm
Networking Event a Success!
Last month we hosted a networking event downtown in lieu of our regular First Friday event.  Queer students and researchers from UBC, Simon Fraser, and VCC mingled with professionals from the community.  Over 80 people attended, and many friendships and connections were forged.  We are looking forward to hosting more events like this one in the future.

Second Friday 14th March 2014 6pm

For our next event on Friday March 14th at Heaven’s Door (formerly the Jupiter lounge) on Davie street at 6pm, The Network would like to extend the invitation to the group and other students at UBC, SFU, Capilano, BCIT, Emily Carr, VCC etc. Also, we would like to invite any graduated professionals from any university, alumni and anyone else who could benefit from this to network with the graduate students at UBC. Everyone in the community is welcome including those who are new to Vancouver and would love to meet some great folks!

This event was a great success last year. These are informal gatherings that often draw attendance of up to 20-40 people. They are now fairly well established and advertised via our mailing list and through the graduate student society at UBC. We believe this is a good chance for interaction between those early and late in their careers. We currently draw students from a wide variety of backgrounds including, but not limited to, psychology, business, education, library science, engineering, computer science, physics, biology, ecology, gender studies, law, music and medicine. Please feel free to invite anyone you feel might be interested.

Location: Heaven’s Door 

Address: 1216 Bute Street, Vancouver

Date: Friday March 14, 2014

Time: 6:00pm